Business Analytics (Master of Commerce)
The name of this specialisation has changed from Quantitative Business Analysis to Business Analytics for students commencing study from 2015.
Note. Pre-2015 continuing students will be able to complete all the units listed for the Business Analytics specialisation under their Quantitative Business Analysis specialisation - see Information for pre-2015 continuing students for details.
The Business Analytics specialisation is for students who wish to master the tools of quantitative analysis and apply them in a business setting. This involves building models of business problems and analysing business data. In today's business environment, there are often great amounts of data available, but few people with the skills to realise its profit potential. There are opportunities to apply sophisticated analytical approaches in many different functional areas, such as in accounting, marketing, finance and operations.
Requirements for the specialisation
The following information is for students who commenced study or transferred into the Master of Commerce from 2015. All other students should refer to the information set out below under Information for pre-2015 continuing students.
To be awarded a specialisation in Business Analytics, students complete five units of study (30 credit points), comprising:
(i) one foundational unit of study (six credit points), as follows:
(ii) four elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the following units:
- QBUS6310 Business Operations Analysis
- QBUS6320 Management Decision Making
- QBUS6810 Statistical Learning and Data Mining
- QBUS6820 Business Risk Management
- QBUS6830 Financial Time Series and Forecasting
- QBUS6840 Predictive Analytics
- INFS6018 Managing Business Intelligence
Note:Non-foundational (advanced) units of study can be used to count to one specialisation only. For example, QBUS6320 cannot be used to count towards both a Project Management and Business Analytics specialisation.
Information for pre-2015 continuing students
Students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce before 2015 complete their Quantitative Business Analysis specialisationaccording to the information set out in the following downloadable PDFs which lists the 2012-2014 and 2011 structures. Students should also refer to the handbook of the year they commenced study for exact details of their specialisation requirements.
- Requirements for the Quantitative Business Analysis specialisation for students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce from 2012 to 2014
- Requirements for the Quantitative Business Analysis specialisation for students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce in 2011
Students who commenced their degree before 2011 (in the old Master of Commerce), should follow the requirements for the Major in Business Decision Sciences as set out in the handbook of the year they commenced study.
Availability of this specialisation
This version of this specialisation is available under the following degrees: